The House Hunt

 

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My apologies if things have been a little quiet here on the blog lately. These past few weeks have been crazy and we’re just getting started!

It’s about T-27 days until we are moving to Virginia.

Thankfully, we sold our house fairly quickly. With a closing date at the end of August, we had to make a trip down to Virginia last week to find a new house. We left the older two kids with my in-laws and brought the baby with us. [Read more…]

That Sugar Film

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After watching Fed Up and seeing just how much added sugar is in everyday foods like waffles, bread, and even spaghetti sauce, it’s hard to look away.

Even though I haven’t always stuck to my pledge to eliminate sugary foods from my family’s diet, I am still making a conscious effort to read the labels and avoid added sugars wherever I can.

The most troubling part of the sugar problem today is that it’s such a sneaky predator. You can believe you are making “healthy” purchases of things like Nutri-Grain waffles and yogurt, when in reality, they have as much added sugar as junk food.

That is what That Sugar Film is all about.

That Sugar Film, opening in select theaters and available On Demand today, tells the story of Damon Gameau’s quest to eat only foods perceived as “healthy” and document what happens to his body as a result. [Read more…]

Who Did Kaitlyn Choose?

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Spoilers ahead!

Do not keep reading if you don’t want to know if Kaitlyn chose the scruffy, emotional intellect Nick or the intense, Ryan-Gosling-lookalike Shawn…

I’m not going to do my usual list of ten highlights. Three hours of television to watch plus my current situation of packing up the house to move to Virginia is a bit much…so here are my thoughts on the finale and After the Final Rose… [Read more…]

Big News

Virginia is for Naughty Mommies

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So I know the saying is “Virginia is for lovers.” But I’m hoping that it’s also for Naughty Mommies because that’s where this Naughty Mommy is headed!

WE ARE MOVING TO VIRGINIA.

In case you didn’t know, I currently live in New Jersey. So this will be a fairly substantial move…a little over three hours from my current town.

My husband got an amazing job opportunity in the D.C. area and we decided to take it! Sure, I cried for a week after we decided. But I’m better now. [Read more…]

Best Books for Potty-Training

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My two-year-old son recently alerted me that he wants to start potty-training.

He requested “Pee-pee on toilet?” several times, but I kept telling him “No, we pee-pee in our diapers!” because I wasn’t ready yet. So he just started pulling his diaper off and going on the floor.

Obviously, that wasn’t going to work, so I decided to start trying to potty-train him. He loves reading about Elmo going on the potty, especially because that book has cool sound effects.

Here are some other selections of the best books for potty-training… [Read more…]

Diamonds and Denim

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Okay, it’s official. My love affair with Carole Radziwill is back on.

She hadn’t been featured very prominently on this season of Real Housewives of New York, but this episode did her justice. I was reminded why I love her. She is fun, intelligent, has a great apartment, and a rich story to tell.

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from RHONY…

10. Bethenny’s new apartment…WOW. I have to imagine, though, that it was a royal pain to design her custom place for the second time in a few years. Anyone who watched her spinoff shows knows how much detail went into customizing the place she bought with Jason, only to have him refuse to leave when they broke up. What an a**hole.  [Read more…]

Kaitlyn’s Men Tell All

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Seriously, the only way this Men Tell All would be juicy is if we had Shawn and Nick on the panel. Guess we’ll have to wait for After the Final Rose to see that go down.

Instead we have people like Corey (who?) trying to reestablish that he was actually on the show by barging into every conversation Chris Harrison starts.

We also get lame apologies from people like Ian, who, thankfully, gets a leg cramp during his second stint of begging for mercy on his knees.

Here were the Top 10 Highlights from last night’s Men Tell All special… [Read more…]

The Bethenny Project: Chapter 6

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We all know the depressing statistic that claims 50% of marriages will end in divorce.

But do you ever look around and wonder which of the couples you know will end up in that 50%?

Admittedly, we only see the sides of a relationship that people show us, but the ones that seem to me the most likely to end in divorce are those that have a control issue.

Maybe it’s a husband who is too controlling over his wife and how she spends her days or her money. Or maybe it’s a woman who tries to control everything her partner does, right down to what he wears and what he eats.

The sixth chapter in I Suck at Relationships is called “Control Yourself.” It’s about learning when to relinquish control and when to take the reigns in a relationship. [Read more…]

The Selection: Book Review

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The Selection was recommended to me by my friend Kelsey. She described it as a mix between The Bachelor and The Hunger Games.

I read it last weekend and loved it…her description was totally accurate!

The book takes place in a futuristic world with a sharply defined caste system. As a member of the 5th caste, protagonist America Singer is destined for a life of scraping by and serving her superiors through the arts (she plays the violin). [Read more…]

Be Cool

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I’ve only been waiting all season for this episode.

From the moment I saw Luann say “Be cool” in her hoarse morning-after voice in this season’s trailer, I knew that she was going to be my M.V.H. this season (Most Valuable Housewife).

It’s the final days of the Turks and Caicos trip. So let’s all just be cool and check out these Top 10 Highlights from last night’s Real Housewives of New York, which are surprisingly chock-full of zingers from Sonja! [Read more…]